Family Self Sufficiency and Other Resident Programs

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is designed to assist program participants achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. The program is open to residents of Public Housing and participants of the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Coordinator meets with the Head of Household to determine a plan of action for achieving his or her goals. Participants are required to sign a contract and have up to five years to meet their goals. The FSS Coordinator works with program participants to achieve their goals and provide opportunities in education, job training, counseling or other forms of social service.

Under the program, an escrow or savings account is established on their behalf. When program participants complete the five-year program, the funds in this escrow account are given to them.

For more information, contact YMHA at (330)744-2161 or email

Elderly and Disabled

Many of our senior and disabled residents need special assistance from a variety of health care agencies and social service programs. Our Elderly and Disabled Service Coordinator Program makes sure these residents are linked to service organizations that help them maintain an independent lifestyle. The program also coordinates educational and recreational activities for elderly residents.

For more information, please contact (330) 744-2161, ext. 6896.